Postmodern, or narrative, therapy is an approach that honors the client's expertise regarding their life, and abandons the idea that clients are "ruled" by their problems. It has transformed the notion that the therapist is a "guru" who has infinite knowledge of their clients, and instead has created a therapeutic environment in which the therapist is genuinely curious, and in which the therapist collaborates with clients to strategize the most useful way of moving forward. It aims to help individuals discover unique strengths and abilities that they may not have acknowledged historically. Postmodern therapy also takes into account the socio-cultural elements of a client's story to try and understand the different aspects of a client's life. This can include the ideas held by the dominant culture and how they intersect with individuals, as well as how the people in the client's community have treated the client throughout their life.